“Where do you want to be professionally in 5 years or 10 years?” What would you do if you got hurt and could not teach tennis anymore but wanted to stay in the tennis profession?” “Have you ever considered how teaching tennis has prepared you for a career outside the teaching court?” “Have you ever considered the careers available to you inside tennis and around the teaching court?”
The GPTA has assembled a panel of Hall of Fame Members who have considered all these questions. Find out how these industry leaders used the skills they developed on the teaching court to lead them to a different career. We all love tennis, and we need to learn how to spread this passion for the game into other positions. You may want to hear how to move into a head pro position, a director’s position, maybe a GM or an owner's position.
John Callen, former tennis director and current Executive director and COO of USTA Southern
Randy Stephens, Former tennis director and current Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, Peirce, Fenner and Smith, Inc.
Pride Evans, Former tennis director and tournament director of the AT&T Challenge, current tennis business consultant and tennis director at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
Peter Howell, former tennis director and current Tennis Coach at Oglethorpe University, and owner of the Peter Howell Tennis Camp.
Greg Grover, former tennis director and owner of Windward Lake club and tennis academy.
Cindy Jones, former tennis director and current US Marketing and Event Specialist, Dako North America, Inc.
John Niemeyer, former tennis director and current President at Operation Tennis, Inc.
Linda Ryan, current sales representative for HEAD Penn Racquet sports.
Mark Suiter, former tennis director, current USTA Tennis Service Representative.